Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Snowball Quilt Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10625 Combine octagons and squares to create this unique patchwork afghan.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 1/2 x 51 1/2 in. (108 x 131 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


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Note: (A)

860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick

Burnt red-orange


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860-146 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Purple

Cool light purple


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860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green

Bright yellow-green


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860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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Note: (E)

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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860-127 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Espresso

Darkest brown


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Note: (G)

860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


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Note: (H)

860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple

Medium purple


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Note: (I)

860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green

Light muted green


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Note: (J)

860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


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Note: (K)

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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Note: (L)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
1 Octagon Motif = about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) across. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 99 Octagon Motifs, and 116 Square Motifs.

2.

The Octagons and Squares are arranged as shown in Assembly Diagram (or as desired) and then sewn together.

An edging is then worked around the entire outside edge of the Afghan.


INSTRUCTIONS



OCTAGON (make 99 - 22 with C, 14 with K, 9 each with B, E, F, G, I, and L, 5 with J, and 4 with D) Ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc - 8 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 in this rnd and in all following rnds), *3 dc in next sc, ch 2; rep from * around, 2 dc in first st (at base of beg ch-5); join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 24 dc and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 5, dc) in first ch-sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 40 dc (5 dc on each side) and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.



SQUARES (make 116 - 30 with D, 28 with A, 20 each with B and H, 10 with J, and 8 with F) Ch 9.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc) and in each ch across - 7 dc at the end of this row.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each dc across, dc in top of beg ch.Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.



FINISHING Arrange Octagons and Squares as shown in Assembly Diagram, or as desired, and sew together.

Note: For each seam, use the same color yarn as one of the edges being sewn together.

Edging With RS facing, join G with a sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan, work sc evenly spaced all the way around the outside edge of Afghan, working ch 1 at each corner and point; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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